Albums you are truly obsessed with!

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  1. BurtThomasWard

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  2. Vaughan

    Vaughan Forum Resident

    These albums are directly related to the number of times I've bought a given title. I have 5 versions of Bowie, for instance. I have three copies of most Television albums. I have three copies of the Talking Heads albums. I have three copies of a heck of a lot of Dylan. I have at least three versions of Tull's output.. and Yes.

    Just once I'd like to be the one that says: "Oh, a new release huh? Nah, I'll just put it in and enjoy what I have". But I guess that's not the mature of obsessions..........
  3. BurtThomasWard

    BurtThomasWard Guided by Loke In Memoriam

    I remember playing Paul Weller's Helioscentric 30-35 times the weekend it came out. That sounds pretty obsessive to me :D

    Other than that we have some of the usual suspects and a few dark horses:

    Exile on Main St
    Abbey Road
    Physical Grafitti
    On the Beach
    Blood on the Tracks
    In a Silent Way
    Ride the Lightning
    This Year's Model
    Pretenders II

    and yeah


    Last few years the only band that really gets me in obsession-mode is Motorpsycho. Behind the Sun and the latest one, The Tower, have been played and pored over to the max.
  4. password196

    password196 Well-Known Member

    His Band and Street Choir and St. Dominic's Preview
    And Astral Weeks and Tupelo Honey
    A Tábua de Esmeralda, Força Bruta and África Brasil by Jorge Ben Jor
    Tropicália: ou Panis et Circenses, Transa (Caetano Veloso et al.)
    Edu & Tom (Edu Lobo & Antonio Carlos Jobim)
    Chet Baker Sings, Blues for a Reason (Chet Baker)
    Winter Moon (Art Pepper)
    Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers (Free for All, Witch Doctor, Roots & Herbs, Africaine, Buhaina's Delight)
    Horace Silver (aka the Hard Bop Grandpop!) Finger Poppin', Blowin' the Blues Away, The Jody Grind, Doin' the Thing
  5. Mateo Sanboval

    Mateo Sanboval Forum Resident

  6. Vaughan

    Vaughan Forum Resident

    I have thought about this thread a little differently. There have been some albums that I was indeed, obsessed with. That is, they were put on play, and played, and played, and played at the exclusion of everything else. In fact, played so much that I burned out on them, and can't stand to hear them now.

    Two that come to mind are Tracy Chapman's debut, and The Cranberries "Everyone Else is Doing It".

    No way I can hear them now. But for a moment they burned bright!
  7. Chris C

    Chris C Music was my first love and it will be my last!

    Just for having the guts to admit to loving these three albums, makes me feel that I have a friend out there, whom I haven't properly met yet?
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  8. Chris C

    Chris C Music was my first love and it will be my last!

    Here are some of the albums that I'm obsessed with ...

    The 4 Seasons - "The Genuine Imitation Life Gazette" (1969)

    Art Garfunkel - "Breakaway" (1975)

    Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - "Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy" (1970)

    Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim "S/T" (1967)

    The Beatles - "Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band" (1967)

    Johnny Mathis - "Johnny's Greatest Hits" (1959)

    Electric Light Orchestra - "Out Of The Blue" (1977)

    Donald Fagen - "The Nightfly" (1982)

    Andrew Gold - "All This & Heaven Too" (1978)

    Francis Dunnery - "Tall Blonde helicopter" (1995)

    The Beach Boys - "Pet Sounds" (1967)

    The Who - "Who's Next" (1971)

    Electric Light Orchestra - "A New World Record" (1976)

    Monkees - "Pisces. Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones LTD" (1967)

    Robert Farnon - "Captain Horatio" (1982?)

    Antonio Carlos Jobim - "Terra Brasilis" (1980)

    Frank Sinatra - "Sinatra & Strings" (1961)

    Joe Jackson - "Night & Day" (1983)

    Peter Allen - "I Could Have Been A Sailor" (1979)

    Michael Franks - "Passionfruit" (1983)

    Rupert Holmes - "Partners In Crime" (1979)
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  9. Psychedelic Good Trip

    Psychedelic Good Trip Forum Resident

    New York
    Hahahahahaha!! :laugh:

    Hear ya!!
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  10. Psychedelic Good Trip

    Psychedelic Good Trip Forum Resident

    New York

    Crime is amazing.

    Gazette is unworldly

    Barn is incredible.
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  11. MrSka57

    MrSka57 Forum Resident

    Syracuse, New York
    Procol Harum's 1st. (No Beatles? Heresy!).
  12. MrSka57

    MrSka57 Forum Resident

    Syracuse, New York
  13. Thomas Casagranda

    Thomas Casagranda Forum Resident

    Here's some of mine that I really obsess about, and my comments:

    1. Goats' Head Soup: The Rolling Stones - I think this is one of the most underrated Stones albums, and only because it followed EOMS. I try and listen to it once a week.

    2. Keith Jarrett: The Koln Concert - I love this. It's like a never-ending journey.

    3. Johnny Cash: Unchained - great vocals, and great backing from Tom Petty RIP, produced by Rick Rubin

    4. Ray Charles: Genius + Soul = Jazz. It's the combination of Basie side men, Quincy Jones production, and also released, at the time, on Impulse.

    5. Kris Kristofferson: Silver Tongued Devil - great album, and features Breakdown (A Long Way from Home) which is a wonderful KK song.

    6. Bob Dylan: Street Legal. I still look for the leads to Slow Train Coming, and the gospel material, and I also listen to this at least 3 times a month.

    7. Willie Nelson: Stardust - The granddaddy of the American songbook tribute albums, and still great.

    8. Miles Davis: Jack Johnson - Jazz into rock does work, and Mclaughlin is brilliant on this.

    9. Jerry Lee Lewis; Southern Roots. How he made this, when he was absolutely stoned, is beyond my comprehension. It rocks, and I still wonder about the soul covers, and why he did them. It's a fantastic anomaly in the Killer's career.

    10. Santana: Lotus. I have this on Sony double CD, I also have the Hoffman Audio Fidelity cd, and now have the 3 cd full version. Unlike the Fillmore 1968. or even the Buddy Miles joint collaboration, or still the bonus second disc on Santana III, this is out of the world, and totally different to what went before, and what was to come. I listen to it, and it's like an ongoing challenge and puzzle.
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  14. papatwo

    papatwo Abiding Member

    Easley, SC, USA
    Procol Harum ~ "A Salty Dog"
    Neil Young ~ "Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere"
    Rare Earth ~ "Ecology"
    B.J. Thomas ~ "Everybody's Out Of Town"
    The Beach Boys ~ "Pet Sounds"
    The Beatles ~ "Abbey Road"
    Todd Rundgren ~ "Something/Anything"
  15. Kahunasunset

    Kahunasunset Forum Resident

    The Beatles' Revolver.
    First heard it when I was 11 or 12 I'm 33 now, I don't play it as often now but when I do it still blows my mind.
    I'm currently obsessed with Beach Boys' Wild Honey. Listened to it every morning for the last month or so.
  16. Chris C

    Chris C Music was my first love and it will be my last!

    Love it!
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  17. Chris C

    Chris C Music was my first love and it will be my last!

    The title cut of this album by B.J. is easily one of my all-time favorite Burt Bacharach & Hal David songs. I always felt that if you ever wanted to become a songwriter, Burt & Hal's unbelievable run of great songs, should be "Class 101", in learning. "Everybody's Out Of Town", in particular, has Burt writing and arranging one his most "unusual" charts ever, while Hal had to come up with lyrics that work. I sometimes can't believe just how great Hal's lyrics ended up, considering the crazy chord changes and arrangements that Burt would throw at him, but they really were one of the greatest writing teams ever. The following is proof ...

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  18. Psychedelic Good Trip

    Psychedelic Good Trip Forum Resident

    New York
  19. Chris C

    Chris C Music was my first love and it will be my last!

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  20. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    One per artist/band.

    Spirit -The Family that plays Together
    Neil Young debut
    Zappa -Hot Rats
    The Beatles ( 1968)
    Bonzos - Keysham
    The Yes Album
    Nick Drake - FLL
    Steely Dan - Aja
    VU 3rd
  21. Soundslave

    Soundslave Forum Resident

    Megadeth - Youthanasia
    The Doors - The Doors
    Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine
    Audioslave - Audioslave
    Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger
    Royal Blood - Royal Blood
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  22. Bowland

    Bowland Forum Resident

    Please Please Me - The Beatles
    Blood On The Tracks - Bob Dylan
    Desire - Bob Dylan
    Liege and Leif - Fairport Convention
    In The Land Of Grey And Pink -Caravan
    Piper At The Gates Of Dawn - Pink Floyd
    What A Bunch Of Sweeties - Pink Fairies
    5000 Spirits - Incredible String Band
  23. 303 Squadron

    303 Squadron Well-Known Member

    John Mayall's Blues from Laurel Canyon. Exellent showcase of MT's genius.
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  24. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Obsessed with ?

    VU/Another View !!!!!!!
  25. Remote Control Triangle

    Remote Control Triangle Forum Resident

    Las Vegas
    Rushup Edge never gets old, one of the best ever. I prefer earlier Autechre up through about Chiastic Slide. Of course, these are albums that stick out like a sore thumb on this

    I've played Syro probably more times than any other album in my life.

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